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civilians are caught in the crossfire between al qaeda linked militants and iraqi troops one expert tells us that visions caused by the american led invasion is the real the conflict. the u.k. government report says its military is under imminent threat because the public no longer knows what it's for we examine how it got to this point. against slue time and i guess you want to make most of it if you're one hundred percent committed our teammates the family behind russia's sledge hockey captain in our latest report on the national paralympic team pairing to take on all comers at the winter games in sochi.
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live from moscow you're watching r t international with me and he said now a our top story twenty five al qaeda linked militants have reportedly been killed by an airstrike in iraq where government forces are on the offensive against islamist insurgency the violence is being fueled by the conflict in neighboring syria with militants apparently surging back and forth across the border at the center of the fight in iraq is the city of fallujah. now reports residents so far who'd seen hell during the u.s. occupation now face their own army so salt on the cd the iraqi government has lined up tanks and loaded fighter jets preparing to drive al qaeda linked militants out of the city the u.s. is packing more hellfire missiles and other weapons for the iraqi army to use and everybody knows when the bombing begins there will be blood by. am back with me
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brian so many innocent iraqis have died in terror attacks do you think this anti terror assault could turn out to be just as deadly as terror itself it could be even more deadly the people of. have been through this before in two thousand and four twice the u.s. marines committed to huge war crimes against the people of pollution they can they call a kill zone anything that moved was killed when you declare a kill zone you say everything that moves must die everything that moves must be a terrorist everything that moves is a legitimate target who then dies who then suffers it's the the people of pollution themselves of course they don't want to live under al-qaeda but do they want to live under these kind of military assaults paid for by the united states with arms from the united states carried out by the government which has also been a brutal against the residents of fallujah i don't think so crucial question thank you thank you no doubt there is an urgent need to drive these militants out after all how can you allow extremists to run talent's again territory expand but then
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you also have to ask if you see bombing as a viable option in order to drive extremists out of residential areas how different is it from what bashar assad is doing in washington i'm going to check on. the conflict in neighboring syria has helped found the sectarian tensions in iraq some observers blame washington for paving the way to the strife that gulf the country. it's clearly the result of the u.s. war in iraq that has given way to the the kind of sectarian fighting we're seeing in iraq you know the existence of these sectarian based political parties these the shia led leadership in iraq led by prime minister nouri al maliki was put in power and remains kept in power by the united states who provides the money the arms to keep his government in power that government has been not only incredibly corrupt
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and not only incredibly incompetent in terms of dealing with the needs of iraq to rebuild from these years of war but also has been incredibly sectarian in terms of what it makes success of bull to various communities in iraq so you have this scenario where the sunni population which is the minority but large minority in iraq feel completely disenfranchised disempowered disconnected from their own government washington's tactics in the mid east and beyond is up for debate later this hour in cross talk with peter of about. we lions is all over the world because of a grand strategy that has been implemented especially since world war two that seeks to dominate the world and so all of our interests according to people in washington rests in every nook and cranny of the globe and we end up paying the governments of smaller nations and arming them and making sure that they
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are allied with us but it ends up in tangling us in conflicts that are none of our business ok dive in new york would you agree with that or disagree entangling alliances just too many and it puts us interests all over the world at risk well i think certainly there is a danger of being overcommitted to allies but i think at the moment touch leaves far form like precipitating conflict the opposite danger is that many of the us his longtime allies are now questioning the degree to which they can rely on the united states and that might actually encourage them themselves to take more perhaps risky action than they would do if they could rely upon the united states and. people in the u.k. or do things sight of what their own army is for a government report suggests that's one of the greatest threats facing the military according to m.p.'s the wind down of the campaign in afghanistan and
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a reduced appetite for overseas interventions could lead the public to question whether the army still has a purpose disillusionment is apparently being driven by severe budget cuts and what is seen as a failure to come up with a. vision britain which is among the top five military spenders in the world plans to slash personnel numbers by twenty thousand over the next six years our tests are sylvia investigates. the army's recruiting but applicant numbers are slow to pick up amid thousands of layoffs there's a massive drive to recruit army reservists but leaked mid year army memos revealed the number of people listed beyond the reserve over a three month period was just three hundred sixty seven barely a quarter of the target the ministry of defense said that after wrapping up the recruitment drive in september there were more than fifteen hundred applicants in
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the first four weeks and that it's too early to make a conclusion but this young man says he simply can't be convinced my grandparents were in the air force actually during the second world war of the time enjoyed was not such a bad idea to be joining the forces because they were fighting a war against fascists and i don't agree with the way the army as he spoke of food these days is used as patiently for us as the grass the poor and this morning that was arrested to commemorate the conscientious objectors to military service those who would exercise their right to refuse to kill now at the time of the first world war for instance they faced a restaurant jeers from some a society who view them as cowards but times have indeed changed. a decade of fighting in iraq and afghanistan has made the british war weary a most people join the armed forces to be in the peace business not in the war business because it's a threat to their livelihood nobody wants to be in
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a war because to be in a war activists have also lashed out at recruitment campaign started at sixteen and seventeen year olds who according to one recent study a more suitable to post-traumatic stress disorder at the moment were asking a sixteen year old who we don't trust going to drink a pint of beer in the pub we don't trust to fight in a general election we're asking that person to make a very far reaching legal commitment towards a career like having a baby care of foreign accounts or the ministry of defense. says the report completely ignores the benefits and opportunities that a military career offers young people but for this young man it's a career path he is a ready to change his mind about as good try to do the job and we're going to have to show people that if you're joining the army no you're not going to be brought to shoot people who've done nothing against. also so you are just. so glad in is a former british soldier who refused to serve
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a second tour in afghanistan on moral grounds and was thrown into a military prison he believes people aren't fed up with the troops but politicians who send them overseas to fight wars they themselves started it i was with had questions been the military there's just not a forum to air the mission or the orcs with the biting society obviously you're just told to crack on and tell the politics have nothing to do with you why defense i mean offensive capability and i mean the invasions and the use of drones and special forces which is increasingly the trend clearly people want to be secure. and that's not all people in the public generally have a problem with what they have a problem with repeated. operations along the lines of iraq afghanistan libya nearly say reality we're not sympathetic to those in the corridors of power. and this is paul the reason why we've seen increasingly the call of the law is a sure enough of the military and you can call it a hero was asian and you see this increasingly this very jingoistic kind of
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building up and placing on a pedestal of military personnel and from a used to counter the groundswell of popular opposition the winter paralympics in sochi will welcome russia's national sledge hockey team for the first time we've already seen them in training and met their captain so artie's margaret how will went to meet the family behind. who helped him deal with adversity and become a top level athlete. well four of it is the hook and he is known as the captain of the national paralympic flood talking team here in russia but in this tells his just notice dad. we asked of a dream about his family and the first time he met his wife irene a woman whose we first met when i was in the army serving in this area there was a spark from the very beginning and grew as we dated it you could see it was love at first sight my entire life changed it had
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a new meaning but another kind of change was coming the two were considering time the not when the diem went off to war where he lost both of his legs i removed into his hospital room to help with his care and the couple continued with their plan to marry when asked about the proposal irene a said she knew it was coming. well i was expecting the proposal the wedding day we had a lot of guests and we all had so much fun but the mood changes a little when we ask irene how she felt about his and jury. i couldn't believe it for a long time coping with the stress of any injury requires real psychological resilience they both clearly have that in spades he does everything for the family we all feel that he helps people realize that life isn't over everything is possible life
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goes on. the marriage is stronger than ever and katia became the second woman to change the team's life six years ago. now he's heading for the paralympic games and that also means leaving his loved ones but for of a dream his two passions in life are never too far from each other. i really enjoy all the time i get suspended home because when i'm away in training sessions with the team i miss my family very much which is the same as the game when you sit on the bench for a long time just watching the others play and then you get this little time and nice you want to make most of it you're one hundred percent committed. a commitment shared by everyone in the house while the team is eager to take home gold come march he already has his prize at home in the moscow region and margaret howell r t . with both the olympic and paralympic games fast approaching don't forget to
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follow the amazing journey of the olympic flame we've been following it online catch the best bits of the longest torch relay in the history of the games at our dot com. it's on its epic journey. twenty three days. through. towns and cities of russia. relate fourteen thousand people or six. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others. a limper torch relay. on r t r t. coming up in the program poor planning for.
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this building site will eventually become books premier told however it's already over ten tellings its original budgets it's set to close close to a billion euro. german taxpayers grow weary of handing over huge amounts of public cash for nationwide construction projects and end up busting their budgets many times over. but all the talk about language is what i will only react to situations i have read the reports i'm likely to put to the no i will leave that to the state department to comment on your latter point. no more weasel words. when you question me prepared for a chase when you get to a punch be ready for
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i. germany revels in its international image for efficiency and quality behind the stereotype often lies a different story some taxpayers are complaining national projects are costing them billions thanks to bad planning peter all over looks at the price the e.u. is leaving a commie pays when it comes to construction. if you listen to the politicians germany's ruling in it but if you believe those following the money trail is
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a different story. mainly it's a problem with cost estimates they use their own data they start building and eventually the run out of money and then talks peers have to pick up the bill. currently germany has one of the biggest construction sectors in europe but all around the country there's evidence that those in charge of the purse strings on the best to make building decisions this building site will eventually become the premier concert hall however it's already over ten times its original budget it's set to cost close to a billion euro it's not just the ground to stick projects that have cost the big money here in ne tourist information booth has already cost taxpayers around one and a half million euro. for the ultimate in modern german construction white elephants look no further than right here at the brandenburg airport grossly over budget
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already four years behind schedule it's currently costing nearly one million euro a day to run and that's without any planes or passengers on to those a train tunnel in light zigged that ended up five hundred million over budget that people had expected in two thousand and five and the german reputation for efficiency hold up when it comes to construction we rose running for election this year the e.u. parliament believes those in power don't have the required skills to decide on huge projects it's not their money they can dream they can plan they can make. each and every kind of. drafts. because they don't have to paid for four years before eight years as long as the project is not finished and. they are fighting. to stop it's
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a toy about additional cost increase the national deficit talks of years have to be twice first to pay the interest on the debt then again on the extra cost of deploying those familiar with the construction. of that if you plan as you go it's always more expensive than. she was sworn in as chancellor for a third time late last year promised five billion to fix up germany's rule adds germans will have no idea how much that promise and eventually cost them. jenny. the russian vessel is slowly maneuvering out of the icy grasp that has trapped it since december into wind has free after attempts by australian and chinese ice breakers to rescue the scientific vessel fell full story is that our teeth dot com. also online glenn greenwald says he has many more explosive revelations from edward snowden up his sleeve including some that would
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put israel in a very uncomfortable situation and what else to expect from the n.s.a. leaks on the. right to see. first for you and i think the jury. on our reporters would. instantly. be in the. there's just three weeks left until the international peace conference on syria but opposition is still out on whether to attend more than thirty members of the western backed syrian national coalition have resigned over the participation in the summit analysts say the opposition bloc doesn't have the support of the syrian people anyway in syria you have an electoral process there is
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a presidential election this year and the big problem for the opposition is that they don't have the support on the ground in syria because they don't represent anyone other than western powers the western imperial alliance the transatlantic alliance nato and the gulf cooperation council so their support in syria is very very minimal and that's why they don't want to take part in the actual election process and series of democratic process so this is a big problem because how do you negotiate with people who essentially represent western interests and don't represent the interests of the syrian people so they would rather not have to enter into any kind of rational negotiation and the reason for that of course is that they have no political program they have never had a political program they have no economic program and if they had their way they would simply destroy the country get in there tear the country apart privatized
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everything and sell it out to the gulf cooperation council countries particularly saudi arabia and qatar and they would serve western corporate interests. talks between russian and selling senegalese officials on the release of a russian ship have been postponed moscow is demanding an explanation from the west african nation over the detention of its trawler which is accused of illegal fishing vessel and eighty two crew members were seized at the weekend off the coast of kenya for south russian negotiators say senegal hasn't given concrete explanations to support its accusations sixty two sailors are still trapped on the ship with their passports comes. a look at some other world headlines this hour for you heavy police presence in egypt these are live pictures coming out of cairo as ousted president mohamed morsi is due back in court over the deaths of protesters outside the presidential palace in twenty two out of the trial originally began in
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november but was adjourned after morsi declared himself the legitimate leader and refused to wear a prisoner's uniform he also faces several other criminal charges and could face the death penalty if proven guilty morsy supporters are planning more mass marches and a show of protest. at least nine people are dead in india after a fire broke out on a passenger train and spread to three coaches it was on its way from mumbai as the country's north other passengers were evacuated and continue with their journey in the remaining carriages the cause of the fire is yet unknown in december at least twenty six people died after another train caught ablaze in the country south. in britain the us military helicopter has crashed into a bird sanctuary on the east coast killing all four crew members chopper was reportedly flying low during a training mission and although the exact cause of the incident was not immediately apparent police cordoned off the area over concern about why munition on board
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could pose a threat. on militias have vowed to protect oil tankers loading up at rebel controlled ports in libya's east as after warning shots were fired on one tanker approaching the eastern coast in defiance of a ban imposed by the country's government tribal leaders challenge the central government last november and announced plans to start selling crude independently libya's remained volatile since the toppling and murder of moammar gadhafi and twenty eleven. more updates on all of our news in about half an hour up next as promised this cross talk with peter the falcon watching parts of the internet. you cannot preemptively restrict your freedoms because of the fear of what
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something or how something might be used everything that has ever been developed has been used for a bad purpose baseball bats which are fun for you know for baseball players to hit balls you know they've also been used to beat people today too. we cannot restrict ourselves because something might be in the wrong way. some of the sixteen percent imports came from illegal fishing. the european union is ironically taking fish from some of the poorest nations on earth so this is a very serious and very urgent problem that needs immediate international action. they enter our territorial waters they fish they load the fish into the ships and leave. the.
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illegal fishing just taking the bread out of our mouths. millions around the globe struggle with hunger each good. what if someone offers a lifetime food supply no charge. against and we think that's. pretty cool. there is no. evidence that there is any problem with genetic engineering would you make a deal. or is free cheese always. free . then. is profit. this golden rice. wealthy british style some.
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